Category Archives: Extra Care

Your own personal history

As you get older, you find yourself in a very privileged position. You have first-hand knowledge of what life was like in decades gone by. Depending on your age, you might be able to tell stories of the Second World War, such as the ways you coped with rationing or what it felt like when… read full article

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Extra Care Apartments

Another option for making later life safer and happier, is to move into an extra care (or sometimes known as “supported living”) apartments, where you still have your own home, with privacy and independence, but with the security of having care support close at hand, should you need it. Usually flats or terraced bungalows, extra… read full article

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Increase in Search for Care Homes after Christmas

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Research has shown that there is a 40% increase in numbers of elderly people being put into care homes following the Christmas period. Reasons for this surge may be related to family members who are not in regular contact with elderly relatives realising the extent of their needs and infirmity while spending time with them… read full article

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Age UK Warns of the Dangers of Social Care Budget Cuts

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Age UK are warning that further budget cuts in social care may lead to elderly people being denied the help they need and having to rely on ‘flying’ 15-minute home visits. Under changes in the Government funding system, older people who need a range of home-care needs may not be deemed ‘dependent’ enough to receive… read full article

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Are ‘Carebots’ the Future of Elderly Care?

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The prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, has allocated 2.39bn yen (£14.3m) into the development of robotic technology that will help to care for elderly citizens. The elderly population is rising rapidly as life-expectancy increases, and care providers and government healthcare provisions are searching for ways to improve the quality of care made available to… read full article

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Elderly Care in Your Own Home

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Domiciliary care, or care in your own home, is a popular choice for many elderly people who are looking for a care option that will allow them to remain in their home while being cared for by visiting care staff. Your eligibility for home care depends on your financial situation and your care needs, which… read full article

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Finding the Right Elderly Care Routine

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Routine is an important part of anyone’s life, but finding the right routine can be essential for elderly people living in care homes or receiving domiciliary care (in their own home) to feel comfortable and independent. The transition to receiving professional care as an older person can be challenging, emotional, and sometimes confusing. If your… read full article

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EAC National Housing for Older People Award Winners!

EAC national housing for older people awards 2013

Richard Perry, business consultant at My Care My Home, was delighted to present awards at the 2013 EAC National Housing for Older People awards ceremony on the 24th of September. The event was held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham and was a great success, with an audience of over 150 elderly housing providers,… read full article

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The National Children & Adult Services Conference and Exhibition 2013

The National Children & Adults Services Conference and Exhibition 2013 will be running between the 16th and 18th of October in Harrogate, so come and visit My Care My Home’s stand to find out more about care services and choices for elderly people in the UK. The conference will be held at the Harrogate International… read full article

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The EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2013

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Join My Care My Home on the 24th of September for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards 2013 in Birmingham, where we will be exhibiting as well as sponsoring and awarding the prize for the”Best Housing for Later Life 45-59 Units” winner. The National Housing for Older People awards celebrate the very best… read full article

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